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Martingale

Artist Culture
Apsáalooke (Crow)
Plains
Date
c.1900
Material
Tanned hide, wool and cotton cloth, glass seed beads, and brass bells
Place made
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools & equipment
Current Location
On View, Gallery 322
Dimensions
37 × 16 in. (94 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line
The Donald Danforth Jr. Collection, Gift of Mrs. Donald Danforth Jr.
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
80:2010
NOTES
Among the Plains Indian people, horses were a source of both honor and currency. The best horses were decorated for special occasions like parades and celebrations, a tradition that continues to this day among the Apsáalooke (Crow) in south-central Montana. Martingales like the one seen here hang from the horse's neck and cover its chest.
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